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  • Japanese likely held in Syria said to have accompanied rival group

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:17:47 GMT - Japan - World - SN:134 - ID:880144

    TOKYO, Aug 18 (MENA) - A Japanese man who is feared to have been captured in northern Syria by the Islamic State extremist group is believed to have been travelling with a rival Islamist militant group fighting the regime of President Basher ....

  • Pro-Russian rebels fire on fleeing civilians

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:04:51 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:131 - ID:880230

    KIEV, Aug 18 (MENA) - Officials claim pro-Russian rebels have fired rockets and mortars at civilians attempting to flee from intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, Sky News reported. The attack apparently took place between the towns of Svitlivka and ....

  • Japan, China agree to seek improved ties

    Date: 2014-08-18 17:18:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:126 - ID:880209

    TOKYO, Aug 18 (MENA) - A group of Japanese lawmakers agreed Monday with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao that both countries need to make efforts to mend bilateral relations badly damaged over territorial and historical issues, according to Kyodo ....

  • Police in Ferguson arrest, threaten more journalists

    Date: 2014-08-18 16:32:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:114 - ID:880121

    WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (MENA) - Since chaos erupted in the streets of Ferguson city more than a week ago, journalists from all over the world have flocked to the scene. They have also, increasingly, become the target of police arrests, The Washington ....

  • Sainsbury's London takes kosher food off shelves during pro-Palestinian protest

    Date: 2014-08-18 15:33:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:105 - ID:880032

    LONDON, Aug 18 (MENA) - Kosher food was taken off shelves in a London Sainsbury’s branch that became a target of anti-Israel protests amid fears it would be vandalized, the Independent reported on Monday. The decision to remove Jewish products ....

  • N. Korea launches new model of tactical rockets: Seoul source

    Date: 2014-08-18 14:48:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:99 - ID:879986

    SEOUL, Aug 18 (MENA) - North Korea has introduced and test-fired new tactical rockets that can pose a threat to South Korea's major military facilities, a military source in Seoul said Monday. "The five short-range projectiles that North Korea ....

  • Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attacks in capital Kabul

    Date: 2014-08-18 14:02:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:86 - ID:879759

    KABUL, Aug 18 (MENA) - The Afghan intelligence foiled plot by terrorist networks to carry out coordinated attacks during the Independence Day in capital Kabul. National Directorate of Security (NDS), following a statement, said Monday that 3 ....

  • Iran rejects Turkey's complaint about gas supply prices as 'baseless'

    Date: 2014-08-18 13:23:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:80 - ID:879729

    TEHRAN, Aug 18 (MENA)- Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araqi denied Monday that Iran is selling its gas to Turkey at higher than international market prices as groundless, Fars News Agency reported. Araqi's ....

  • Britain is dragged deeper into the Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces are on the way

    Date: 2014-08-18 12:19:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:69 - ID:879290

    LONDON, Aug 18 (MENA) - Britain was dragged deeper into the Iraq crisis last night as it emerged another 150 special forces troops are being deployed, The Daily Mail reported. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the mission had escalated beyond a ....

  • 2,000 illegal migrants rescued off Italy

    Date: 2014-08-18 12:14:38 GMT - Italy - World - SN:65 - ID:879376

    ROME, Aug 14 (MENA) - Italian Coast Guard vessels rescued about 2,000 migrants in separate operations. A statement issued by "Mare Nostrum" humanitarian military command reported Monday that about 7,000 migrants arrived in Salerno, South of Italy, ....

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